President of the Student Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Ghana, Accra City Campus (ACC), Solomon Ocansey has attributed management’s delay in fulfilling promises made to them to existing bureaucratic structures.
The UG-ACC has since last year been complaining about poor services and conditions which students have to bear and followed up with a petition to the UG Vice Chancellor, highlighting some major challenges and called for redress.
According to Mr. Ocansey, the many administrative systems have made it difficult for some of the promises such as the procurement of teaching materials to be materialized.
The University of Ghana Accra City Campus system is quite under control. From my engagement with the principal you will see that he is willing to do something just that the upper level is trying to withhold the whole pressure. Even if the principal wants to implement something. you can attest to the fact that he must go through certain channels and you can see that he’s being tied by certain bureaucratic measures and systems.
Mr. Ocansey lamented over how some classes had to end prematurely due to the absence of basic teaching and learning materials.
The issue is becoming more frustrating at my office. Day in and day out I have a lot of reports coming in from lecturers and students; some classes are being cancelled because of the same problems we raised in this particular petition.
The SRC president said that although management had made some provisions available to mitigate the challenges, there still were other pressing needs which have not been attended to.
Some promises have not been delivered, as such, there have been complaints about laptop issues, and other pressing issues such as painting, WI-FI and desktop at the ICT lab…but I wouldn’t want to say management has not done anything with respect to other things. I can confidently say that there has been some positive improvement in some of the issues raised.
Solomon Ocansey, further indicated that the council together with other stakeholders will hold a meeting today, Monday, February 17, 2020, to further discuss matters to make management attentive to them with some degree of urgency.
Notwithstanding, this has been the news all this while, and as such we cannot sit without doing anything. Stakeholders of the SRC are meeting today, to know our way forward to make sure that all these promises are being delivered.
Story by: Emma Enam Kwawukume & Emmanuella Antwiwaa | universnewsroom.com